Luke Kuechly
Courtesy of USA Today Sports: Kuechly has morphed into one of the top defenders in the NFL.

In the wake of his stunning retirement, Luke Kuechly has reportedly started to consider going into coaching or consulting to stay plugged into the NFL.

This news comes by way of Mike Garafolo of NFL Network:

Given how cerebral Kuechly has been since even before his NFL playing days, and given his natural leadership skills, this isn’t really all that surprising. He was pretty much a coach on the field for the Carolina Panthers throughout his tenure with the organization and is known for having an exceptionally high football IQ.

Beloved in the Carolina community, Kuechly would also be a tremendous asset to rookie head coach Matt Rhule, if he were to coach or consult with the Panthers.